Macquarie Generation

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Macquarie Generation
Industry Energy
Founded 1996 (1996)
Headquarters Newcastle, Australia
Number of locations
Hunter Region
Area served
National Electricity Market, Australia
Key people
Anthony Fowler (Group General Manager )
Scott Thomas (General Manager)
Products Electricity generation
Services Public utility
Revenue Decrease A$1,019m[1]
Decrease A$1,004m[1]
Decrease A$126m[1]
Total assets Decrease A$4,034m[1]
Total equity Decrease A$1,864m[1]
Owner AGL Energy
Number of employees
628 [1]

Macquarie Generation is an electricity generation company in Australia that was owned by the Government of New South Wales, and has a portfolio of generating sites using predominantly thermal coal power.

From its two thermal coal power stations and two oil-fired gas turbines, Macquarie Generation supplies approximately 11% of the electricity consumed in the National Electricity Market.[1] In early stages, Macquarie has commenced development of solar thermal power as a renewable source of energy,

Macquarie Generation is established pursuant to the State Owned Corporations Act, 1989 (NSW) and the Energy Services Corporation Act, 1995 (NSW).

In 2014 AGL Energy acquired Macquarie Generation for $1,505 million from the NSW Government[2]

Generation portfolio[edit]

Macquarie Generation owns and operates the following power stations to generate electricity for sale under contract:

Name Fuel Type Location Maximum
Bayswater Black coal with a 5% biomass maximum blend Steam turbines Muswellbrook,
Hunter Region
2,640 1985
Liddell Black coal with a 5% biomass and a 5% recycled oil maximum blend Steam turbines Muswellbrook,
Hunter Valley
2,000 1971
Solar panels Solar thermal energy
Oil-fired Gas turbines 50
Mini-Hydro Turbo 0.85


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